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HILL, noun [Latin collis.]

1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence. A hill is less than a mountain, but of no definite magnitude, and is sometimes applied to a mountain. Jerusalem is seated on two hills. Rome stood on seven hills.

2. A cluster of plants, and the earth raised about them; as a hill of maiz or potatoes.

HILL, verb transitive To raise earth about plants; to raise a little mass of earth. Farmers in New England hill their maiz in July.

HILLing is generally the third hoeing.

1. To cover. [Latin celo.]